Right to Information week – Celebrations @ 2016 by TNIC

Right to Information week - Celebrations @ 2016 by TNIC
Today TNIC celebrated RTI week by conducting a workshop on RTI. PIOs and RTI Activists, NGOs, Media persons were equally invited. We were invited to present on the role of  “Information seekers”. Note: Awaiting for the snaps taken yesterday from Information Commission. Should receive in couple of days and update here. New Coverage: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/CIC-suggests-help-desks-to-cut-number-of-RTI-petitions/articleshow/54726219.cms Our presentation – Digitization ...

Online RTI Generator in Multiple Languages

Online RTI Generator in Multiple Languages
Our RTI Generator is now ready with Tamil and Hindi support after months of work. This will help people use the tool in a language that makes them comfortable. Link: http://grayfaceofindia.in/online-rti-generator/ This release of the RTI Generator got featured in Times of India on Apr 14, 2015. Big applause to the team for their hard work ...

RTI Workshop – 2

RTI Workshop - 2
We conducted our second RTI workshop on 24/05/2015. The workshop went awesome with 10 participants: Akshyaa, Sowmya, Aarya, Ganesh, Gowtham Ravi, Arvind, Hitesh, Shiva, Balachander and Kanchan. The agenda of the session is as follows: Introduction about RTI Some common civic, social issues that we face everyday. How we can combat those issues with RTI. Scams revealed through ...

Hearing in TNSIC – Rough to applicants and the RTI Act and lenient to PIOs

Hearing in TNSIC - Rough to applicants and the RTI Act and lenient to PIOs
RTI follow up on Adyar, Cooum River restoration project: We filed a Second appeal against against Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) on July 16, 2014. Background Information On February 5, 2013, S. Alexraj filed a complaint to prevent untreated sewage dumped into rivers through unlawful outlets. However, we noticed no action was taken. On July 22, ...

Restoration of Adyar and Cooum Rivers Part 6

Its been more than 6 months since we filed complaints to 10 departments on the sad state of Adyar and Cooum Rivers. We didn’t hear from even one of the department regarding our Complaint, which is expected. So we filed our second set of RTIs, to enquire into the status of our complaints. Some of ...

Gray Face of India – Past one year 1

Just like everyone else, we were totally frustrated with the current System and the way things move on in our country, India. But initially, we believed only the Politicians, or people in Power (Administrators) can do something about this. Though we were supporting the existing system by making complaints in Corporation of Chennai Grievance Redressal ...

Online RTI Generator 12

For past 3 weeks, we are working on a web app, that will ease drafting of RTI Applications and it marks the first milestone on our planned Eco-System of RTI Network. ONLINE RTI GENERATOR Features 8 ready made RTI templates, for common issues. Loaded with tips that explains basic common aspects of filing RTI. Fee ...

Restoration of Adyar and Cooum Rivers Part 5

     We filed 10 complaints and 7 RTIs to various departments concerning the maintenance and monitoring of the river. And as expected, the RTIs were not answered in 30 days. But the authorities played football with our RTIs forwarding them indefinitely to other departments, other officials, trying to evade from our sharp questions, ignoring ...

Restoration of Adyar and Cooum Rivers Part 4

Initially we sent 7 RTI to the Chief PIOs in concerned departments in the month of February, 2013. Its been around 5 months now, but still we are struggling to get all the necessary information that we aimed for. The 7 RTI got split into several as the Chief PIOs of all departments forwarded it ...

Fee payment procedure for RTI in TNIC

We can simply affix a Court fee stamp to RTI Application as a application fee. But there are other ways to pay RTI fee accorging to a TN G.O. But most of the Citizens and Public Servants neither know it nor implement it. So we liked to explore the possibilities and get official statements regarding ...